Wednesday, April 27, 2011

25 minutes is better than 0 minutes

I had great intentions for training yesterday.  It was supposed to start off with a 5:00 AM trainer ride for 110 minutes with a 10K run over lunch. 

By the time the clock struck 9:30 PM I had zero, zilch, nada, no minutes of training for the day.  I also knew that if I tried to fit it all in at that point that I would have zero, zilch, nada, no minutes of training today because I wouldn't get any sleep.  So I rode my trainer for 25 minutes, drank some chocolate milk and went to bed.

I was able to wake up just fine this morning for my 5:00 AM swim and I'm back on track.

I'm kind of an all or nothing kind of guy and I see yesterday as a victory because I actually did what I could on a day that really was out of control.

So I'm 25 minutes better trained for my next race and that is a good thing.


  1. I'm the same type of personality where if I can't train according to the volume that I'm expecting that day then I'll skip out. But forcing those "mini sessions" in, no matter how small, helps mentally for some reason.

  2. I think you nailed it that the benefit is probably more mental then physical however, over time they do add up. I was probably on Plan D and I'd hate to see what Plan F looked like.